Is structural stigma’s effect on the mortality of sexual minorities robust? A failure to replicate the results of a published study

Dec 4, 2016 by

by Mark Regnerus, ScienceDirect: Background. The study of stigma’s influence on health has surged in recent years. Hatzenbuehler et al.’s (2014) study of structural stigma’s effect on mortality revealed an average of 12 years’ shorter life expectancy for sexual minorities who resided in communities thought to exhibit high levels of anti-gay prejudice, using data from the 1988–2002 administrations of the US General Social Survey linked to mortality outcome data in the 2008...

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No Pain, No Gaines

Dec 2, 2016 by

by Tony Perkins, Family Research Council: Bullying Christians may be a favorite strategy of the Left — but it’s not necessarily an effective one. Chip and Joanna Gaines of HGTV’s popular show “Fixer Upper” may be sending that message without ever opening their mouths! In what can only be described as a politically-motivated witch hunt, BuzzFeed posted a non-story about how the fan-favorites attend a church where it’s apparently news that the pastor preaches...

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Civil Rights, Religious Accommodation, and the Challenges of Diversity

Dec 2, 2016 by

by Steven Smith Public Discourse: In many ways, so-called progressives are comparable to lunch-counter segregationists, and proponents of religious exemptions are the heirs of civil rights activists. Over the past several years, bakers, florists, photographers, and marriage counselors who are religiously opposed to same-sex marriage have taken part in highly publicized court cases. Thus far, courts have declined to accommodate the religious objectors, leading some to perceive an alarming...

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School Faces Backlash From Gay Rights Groups After Apologising To Christian Teaching Assistant Who Said Gay Marriage Was Wrong

Nov 30, 2016 by

from SWNS: A school faces a backlash today (Tues) after apologising to a Christian teaching assistant who was disciplined for telling a pupil that same sex marriage was wrong. Vicky Allen, 51, took legal action to overturn a formal written warning and to seek damages for ‘hurt feelings’ after telling the teen she disapproved of gay ceremonies. She also told the 14-year-old autistic teenager at Brannel School that she did not like the way the biblical rainbow symbol had been adopted as an...

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Zadok, Christian Churches and the LGBT Split

Nov 30, 2016 by

by Jason and David Benham, Charisma News: An interesting separation is taking place in the Christian community today over homosexuality and gay marriage. One leader opposes. Another affirm. Yet most just sit silent. But not for long. The agenda to impose participation and celebration of the gay lifestyle—and all the expressive events surrounding it—is more aggressive than ever before. It has steamrolled through the spheres of culture (education, media, business, government, etc.) and now it...

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Ontario unanimously passes radical LGBT bill redefining parent-child relationship

Nov 30, 2016 by

by Lianne Laurence, LifeSite: Bill 28, which redefines the family to appease LGBTQ activists, was passed unanimously in the Ontario legislature Tuesday by 79 MPPs from all three parties, with 28 MPPs absent for the vote. According to Campaign Life Coalition, Progressive Conservative leader Patrick Brown pressured his MPPs to either vote for the bill or absent themselves. Pro-family groups have criticized the Liberal government for ramming through the controversial “All Families Are Equal...

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